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Artist: Deborah Schwartzkopf

Deborah SchwartzkopfDeborah Schwartzkopf, WASHINGTON
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Deb finds momentum in building a life full of exploration, community and clay. At Rat City Studios she teaches classes & workshops, hosts events, & offers emerging artists work space in exchange for help in the studio. Check the events tab for opportunities to visit.

Deb Schwartzkopf’s aim is twofold. As a studio artist her goal is to make fabulous tableware that infuses life with purposeful beauty. The studio practice she has established provides a vehicle for her to continually learn about material, connect with community, and create intersections between ephemeral ideas and functional forms. As a community member and instructor she aims to use her unique skill set to offer educational opportunities- creating bridges to cross-pollinate communities both locally and nationally.

Deb was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alaska in 2002. She worked for studio potters in the Anchorage area, which gave her a strong foundation to spring from. Deb focused on glazes for a year of independent study at San Diego State University; after which she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Penn State in 2005. She went on to teach at institutions such as: Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Washington, and University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Deb has worked nationally and internationally at places such as the Archie Bray Foundation (MT), Mudflat Studios (MA), The Clay Studio (PA), Pottery Northwest (WA), Watershed (ME), Sanbao in Jingdezhen, China, and the Residency for Ceramics-Berlin, Germany. Since 2002, Deb has taught over eighty workshops and exhibited work locally and abroad. She moved back to Seattle in 2009 and bought a house/studio in 2013. Since then Deb has created a beautiful, communal pottery studio where she instructs community clay classes and workshops. Deb, studio assistants, and people participating in classes all work in clay there. Together, they keep the wheels turning!

Artist Statement
Momentum, Curiosity, Community
In order to make pottery I must approach the clay with openness and practiced skill, with a clear idea and playful intuition. My studio practice is a constant cycle referring to itself in the way I draw from my own processes and from my approach to problem solving. I also look farther afield, drinking in the many details of the world around me. I am a sponge for nuances of color placement in birds and how shadows break up forms and cause me to notice them anew. I am always seeking and asking myself, “How does this cup feel when held? Where will this pitcher live? What am I communicating with this line or volume?” As I spend hours in my studio working away, my mind blends and refracts the interests I research and the circling, recurring questions. I love the stillness and intensity of my studio practice in which I am free to listen, to move clay, to invent… My studio practice feeds me. I am fulfilled building my community through teaching workshops, trading eggs with neighbors, and spending time with friends and family. I am busy like a bee tending to the details of life, keeping up with my many hobbies, keeping my studio practice vibrate, promoting my career, mentoring in the studio, gardening and occasionally tinking away on my banjo. This constant motion feeds my energy and excitement for life, which I strive to capture in the forms and surfaces of my pottery.


2017 ArtsFund- Advanced Board Leadership Workshop, Seattle, Washington,
2014 Seattle Works- Bridge Board Training & Bridge 201 Leadership Training, Seattle, Washington
2005-03 Pennsylvania State University- Masters of Fine Art, in Art, State College, Pennsylvania
2003-02 San Diego State University- Independent Studies, San Diego, California
2002-1999 University of Alaska Anchorage- Bachelor of Art- Art, Anchorage, Alaska

2018 CERF- Get Ready Grant
2017 Carol Duke Award of Excellence, Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue, Washington
2015 Carol Duke Award of Excellence, Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue, Washington
2014 GAP Grant- Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington
2012 Fellowship- Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington
2007 Faculty Professional development Fund- Ohio University, Ohio
Montana Arts Council Professional Development Grant- Helena, Montana
2006 Lilian Fellowship, The Archie Bray Foundation- Helena, Montana
Rocky Mountain Gear Store Award of Merit- Starbrick Clay National 2006- Ohio
Juror’s Choice: John Glick, Strictly Functional Pottery National- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Penn State University Graduate Travel Grant- State College, Pennsylvania
2004 International Artist residency- San Bao Ceramic Art Institute- Jingdezhen, China
Penn State University Graduate Travel Grant- State College, Pennsylvania
Waddel Biggart Graduate Fellowship- Penn State, State College, Pennsylvania
2003 AMACO Award of Excellence- NCECA RJSE- Indianapolis, Indiana
2002 Naomi I. Becker Scholarship- Haystack Mountain School of Art and Craft- Deer Isle, Maine

2010- Present Artist-Owner, Rat City Studios- Seattle Washington- http://ratcitystudios.com
~ Started first as a personal studio/ business in 2010, it has evolved to a communal studio under
which I coordinate a studio mentorships/ professional development (4 assistants), classes (22
participants in five 10-week sessions a year, workshops and events
~ Successfully raised $21,664 through a Kickstarter Campaign facilities/ kiln-yard in 2014
2012- Present Founding Member- Objective Clay- http://objectiveclay.com/
An Artist Collective- Our Mission: craft a hybrid space to share ideas and new work
2016 Present Board Member- Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington
2010- Present Instructor- Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington- Intermittently teaching a session a year
2017 Artist Residency Archie Bray Foundation, with Objective Clay
2009- 2015 Instructor- Seward Park Clay Studio, Seattle, Washington
2016 Artist invite Artist with Objective Clay
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine
Salad Days Sale Artist
2014-2016 Board President- Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA), Seattle, Washington
2016 Instructor, Moshier Art Center, Burien, Washington- Fall Wheel throwing Class
2015 Artist in Residence, Green River College, One Week, Auburn Washington
2013 Professor, Lamar Dodd School of Art/ University of Georgia Studio Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy
2011-09 Artist in Residence and Instructor, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington
2010 Professor- University of Washington, Seattle, Washington- Summer Session
Guest Artist in Residence- The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Jan/ Feb 2010
2008-2009 Artist in Residence and Instructor- Mudflat Studios, Somerville, Massachusetts
Professor- Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts
Instructor- Harvard for the Arts Community Program, Boston, Massachusetts
2007-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor- Ohio University, Athens Ohio
International Residency, Ceramics Workshop, Berlin Germany, July 2008
2005-2007 Artist in Residence- The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
2005 International Residency- SanBao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Awarded: Taking Measure II, an Exhibition of Ceramic Art of American Students
Graduate Teaching- Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
2004 Graduate Teaching- Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
2003 Lab Technician Mesa College, San Diego, California
Studio Assistant- San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Instructor- Jamul Elementary After School Clay, San Diego, California
2002 Potter’s Studio Assistant- Peter Brondz, Bird Creek, Alaska
Potter’s Studio Assistant- Kris Bliss, Anchorage, Alaska

2019 Gaya Ceramic and Design, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina
2018 Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana
Rat City Studios, Jennifer Allen & Deb schwartzkopf, Seattle WA
Women Working in Clay Symposium Exhibition, Roanoke, Virginia
Baker Creek Clay Studio, Bellingham, Washington
Cornell Art Center, Layton, Ohio
2017 Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Louisville Clay, Louisville, Kentucky
Archie Bray Foundation, With Objective Clay Residency, Helena, Montana
Mt Hood Community College, NCECA Pre Conference with Randy Johnston, Portland, Oregon
Idyllwild: Hot Clay, Idyllwild, California
2016 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
California State University, California
Clay Fest Northwest Demonstrator, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington
Watershed: Objective Clay Workshop, Newcastle, Maine
Mount Pleasant Potters Guild, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
AMACO Demonstrator, NCECA, Kansas city, Missouri
NCECA Process Room, Kansas City, Missouri
Red Star Clay Center, Pitchers: Functional From, Sculptural Presence, Independence, Missouri
Edmonds College, two day, hands on- Edmonds, Washington
Greenriver College, one-day hands-on/ lecture- Auburn, Washington
Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia, three-day, hands-on/ lecture
Florida Heat: Surface Design 2016, St. Petersburg, Florida, four day symposium
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, two day, demo/lecture
Flagstaff Potter’s Guild, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2-day, demo/ lecture
2015 Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon
Clark College, Vancouver, Washington
Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut
Annette Bellamy Studio, Halibut Cove, Alaska
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Richmond Potters Guild, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Odyssey ClayWorks, Asheville, North Carolina- one week, hands-on
Hawaii Potters Guild, Honolulu, Hawaii, three day
2014 Delta Potters Guild, two-week, hands on- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Rat City Studios, Cone Six Surfaces & Hand Building Workshop,
Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, two-week, hands-on- Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NewFoundland, Canada
AMACO/ Brent Booth Demonstrator at NCECA, two session demo- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas
2013 Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada
Boulder Potters Guild, Boulder, Colorado
Baker Creek Studios, Bellingham, Washington
Tulane University, Two Day demo, New Orleans, Louisiana
Gonzaga University, Two Day Demo, Spokane Washington
University of Utah, Two Day demo and Lecture, Salt Lake City, Utah
San Diego State University, Two Day Demo and lecture, San Diego, California
Western Carolina University, Three Day demo and lecture, Cullowhee, North Carolina
2012 Mudfire- November, Three Day demo and hand-on, Decatur, Georgia
Snow Farm- October, Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Utilitarian Clay Symposium- Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Lopez Island, San Juan Islands, Washington
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
Moshier Arts Center, Burien, Washington
Fusion Ontario Clay and Glass Association-May,
London, Ontario, Canada, Conference Presenter18 Hands Gallery- May Houston Texas, Three Day, Hands-on
Springboard, Post- NCECA Workshop- March- Two-day, Seattle, WA
Ann Arbor Clay Guild- February, Ann Arbor, Michigan- Two day, Hands-on
Winter Workshop- March, Bird Creek, Alaska- Three day hands-on
University of Alaska: Sitka- Two day, hands-on
2011 NCECA Demonstrator, Tampa, Florida- Two day demonstration- to several thousand people
William and Mary- Williamsburg, Maryland- Two day lecture/ critique/ demo
ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center: Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona- Two day lecture/ critique/ demo
Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon- Two day lecture/ demo
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, Tennessee- Week long workshop
Boulder Mountain Clay Center, Ketchum, Idaho- Three day lecture/demo
Craft Alliance, St Louis, Missouri- Day and a half demo and lecture
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO- Two day lecture/demo
Dallas Craft Guild, Dallas Texas- Week long workshop
University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada- Three day workshop and lecture
2010 Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York- Three day workshop
Seward Park Clay Studio, Seattle, Washington- Two day lecture/demo
University of Alaska: Fairbanks. Fairbanks, Alaska- Three day lecture/ demo
Kirkland Arts Center Kirkland, Washington- Week Long Workshop
Taos Clay, El Prado New Mexico- Three day lecture/ demo
2009 Walnut Creek Arts Center, Walnut Creek, California- Two day lecture/demo
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska- Two day lecture/demo
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee- Week Long workshop
Millersville University- Pennsylvania- - Two day lecture/demo
Armory Arts Center West Palm Beach, Florida- Three day lecture/ demo
2008 Mudflat Studios, Somerville, Massachusetts- - Two day lecture/demo,
St. Louis Community College, St Louis, Illinois- - Two day lecture/demo
Illinois State University, Ybor Art Center, Ybor, Florida- - Two day lecture/demo
2007 Bowling Green State University, Ohio- Two day lecture/ demo
2006 Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington- Two day lecture/demo
2005 University of Montana, Missoula, Montana- Two day lecture/demo
2003 Coronado High School, San Diego, California- One day workshop to six periods of ceramics class

(* denotes a solo exhibition)
2018 “I Want to be the Air…” Radius Gallery, Missoula, Montana
Women Working in Clay Symposium Exhibition, Roanoke, Virginia
19th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Penn State Exhibition, Supermud/ Future Mud, Union Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Collaborative Companions, Union Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Exquisite Forms, Charlie Cummings Gallery
2017 Rat City Shakedown: Salt & Pepper Shakers, Online, Seattle, Washington
Simple Cup Invitational- KOBO Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Low, Medium, High, Mt Hood Community College, Portland, Oregon
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Portland, Oregon
Instructor Exhibition, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Instructor Exhibition, Idyllwild Arts Center, Idyllwild, California
Revisit: The Boneyard, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
2016 Feast of Pottery, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada
Clayfest NortheAst Exhibition, Pottery Northwest Celebrating 50 Years
Clayfest Retrospective, Pottery Northwest Celebrating 50 Years
*New Work, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics
American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
AMACO Artists Display, NCECA, Kansas City, Missouri
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Kansas City, Missouri
2015 To Set the Table, Alabama Clay Conference, Mary G Harding Center for Cultural Arts, AL
Feast of Pottery, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada
Extraordinary, Exotic, and Sometime Erotic Tureen, Bellevue College, WA
March of Mugs, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada
Roots, Rants, and Roars, Elliston, Newfoundland, Canada
*Set the Table, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska
Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Cup the Intimate Object XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida
The Beauty of Functional The Mary & Bruno Moser Ceramic CollectionCedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL
Get the Scoop- Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington
*Flowers, Butter, & Tea- Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
22 for 22- Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Clay Studio and Gallery, Canada
Odyssey Clayworks Faculty Exhibition- Asheville, North Carolina
9th Annual Teapot Invitational- Craftsman House, St. Petersburg, Florida
2014 NCECA EXPO- Objective Clay, Red Lodge Clay Studio- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Crafted: Ceramic Cups, Mugs, & Tumblers- Society for Cont. Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Fluid Ounces- LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tree of Life- Greenriver Community College, Auburn, Washington
Schaller Gallery- Wedding Registry, St Joseph, Michigan
Charlie Cummings Gallery- Distilled Essences II, Gainesville, Florida
La Mesa- NCECA Milwaukie, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, New Mexico
Yunomi Invitational- AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
2013 Seattle Sampling Studio Tour- Host & Participant, Seattle, Washington
NCECA EXPO- 18 Hands, Red Lodge Clay Studio- Houston, Texas
Feast of Pottery- st. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
La Mostra- Faculty & Student Show- LDSOA/ UGA Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy
*New Works- Trackside Gallery, Spokane, Washington
Mentorship- (curated) Nicklas Gallery, Seattle, Washington
*Animated Lines- Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina
La Mesa- Santa Fe Clay Gallery, New Mexico
Yunomi Invitational- AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
2012 NCECA EXPO- Red Lodge Clay Studio, 18 Hands, Seattle, Washington
Pottery Northwest Residents and Alum- NCECA, Seattle Design Center, Seattle Washington
*Sense of Place- Mithun, Pier 56, Seattle, Washington
Dinner (re)Works- Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
Well Served (co-curated)- NCECA, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, Washington
Feast of Pottery- st. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
La Mesa- Santa Fe Clay Gallery, New Mexico
Women Studio Potters- Lill Street, Chicago, Illinois
Functional Ceramics 2012- Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
Yunomi Invitational- AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
2011 *Kaleidoscope- The Nicklas Gallery, Seattle, WA
*New Work- Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO
Push and Pull in Contemporary Ceramics- University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Yunomi Invitational- AKAR, Iowa City, IA
La Mesa- Santa Fe Gallery, New Mexico
NCECA EXPO-Red Lodge Clay Studio, 18 Hands Gallery, NEXPO/ Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, Florida
*New Work- KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Drink- Roswell Art Center, Roswell, Georgia
Small Favors- Philadelphia Clay Studio, Pennsylvania
Luscious, Schaller Gallery Red Lodge, Montana
NCECA Gallery EXPO- Ferrin Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
La Mesa- Santa Fe Clay NCECA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New Work: Deborah Schwartzkopf- Philadelphia Clay Studio, Pennsylvania
*Deborah Schwartzkopf : New Work- Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
2009 North American Clay Invitational- David Smith & Co., Seattle, Washington
Women in Whiteware- Trax Gallery, Berkeley, California
Arrowmont Summer Faculty Show- Gatlinburg, Tennessee
*A Year’s Residency at Mudflat- Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts
Watershed Pottery Invitational- Newcastle, Maine
Pitchers- Philadelphia Clay Studio, Pennsylvania
Teapot Invitational- Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
La Mesa- Santa Fe Clay NCECA, Phoenix, Arizona
Master Artists Exhibition- Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
Undercover- Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
2008 Exquisite Pots: 6 Degrees of Separation- Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Composite- Ohio University at NCECA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
potPOURi: Pots that Pour- Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Dinner Works- Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
2007 Archie Bray Foundation in China, Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Jingdezhen China
Pottery Northwest- Holiday Sales, Seattle, Washington
Gifted- Holiday Sales, Philadelphia Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
*Solo Exhibition- Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, West Virginia
Fresh Hands- Red Star Studios, Kansas City, Missouri
For the Table- Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
90 Teapots that Pour- Xen Gallery, St Louis, Missouri
Farewell Exhibition- Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
Solo Show- Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln Nebraska
Made in Clay Invitational- Greenwich House, New York, New York
Plates and Platters Invitational- Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan
La Mesa- Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Louisville, Kentucky
Women Who Work in Porcelain- NCECA, Louisville, Kentucky
From the Earth- University of Kentucky Museum of Art, Lexington, Kentucky
Yunomi Invitational- AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
Tea- Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Impressions in Clay Invitational- Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Fresh Clay: Archie Bray Resident Artists- Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
By Design: A Place at the Table- Art and Heritage Center, Miles City, Montana
Functional Forms: Exploring Meaning and the Handmade Vessel, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
2006 Studio Potter Invitational- Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
The New Aesthetics of Ceramics- Huntington University, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis
Simple Cup Invitational- KOBO Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artist Spokane Exhibition
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington
Forms and Shapes: The Useful Teapot- AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
New Artist- AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
*Solo Show- Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
Jersey Shore Clay National- M. T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, New Jersey
Invitational Group Show- Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, West Virginia
7th Annual Clay Invitational- The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Two Painters and a Potter- Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Fellowship Exhibition- Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
Atlanta Teapot Festival- Seen Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
*Solo Show- KOBO Gallery at Higo, Seattle, Washington
Teapots A-Go-Go- Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, Georgia
*Solo Show- Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado
16th San Angelo National Competition- San Angelo, Texas
Crafts National- Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Form and Function: the Teapot- Skutt Ceramic Products, Portland, Oregon
2005 at the Bray- NCECA, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Bowls Invitational- Charlie Cummings Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Affinity for the Cup II- Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, California
States of Being- University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, Invitational
Starbrick Clay National 2006- Starbrick Clay, Nelsonville, Ohio, Merit Award
2005 The Simple Cup- KOBO Gallery- at Higo, Seattle, Washington
Archie Bray Foundation Resident Christmas Exhibition- Helena, Montana
13 + 1, Chris Staley and Penn State Alumni, Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Invitational, Catalog
The Archie Bray Foundation Presents- Present and Past Residents, Missoula Clay Studio, Missoula, Montana
16 Women: 16 Perspectives- Red Star Studios and Gallery,
Kansas City, Missouri, Invitational, catalog
Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MFA Thesis Show- Zoller Gallery, Penn State, Pennsylvania
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, John Glick, Jurors Choice Award
2004 Taking Measure II, an Exhibition of Ceramic Art of American Students, Jingdezhen, PR China, Juried, Residency Award,
Viewable: nceca.net/exhibitions/jingdezhen.html
The Next Generation- Santa Fe Clay Gallery, New Mexico, Invitational
NCECA Regional Student Juried Show- Indianapolis, Indiana, AMACO Award
2002 Generations: Impending Lineage- Art and Industry Gallery,
San Diego, California, Invitational
Art in Place- Inplace Kitchen Design Studio, La Jolla, California
NCECA Regional Student Juried Show- San Diego, California
2002 Teapots- Seward Park Gallery, Columbia City, Washington, Invitational

2018 Group Class Series 10 Weeks- Five per year…
Build or BUST Invitationa Collaborative Work Weekend: Ceramic Surface
Tilth Alliance Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
The Great Glaze Exchange- workshop
Pizza Oven Gathering for Class Members
Shakedown Online Exhibition & Pop-up Sale: Cake stands
Hosted two visiting artists- Jordan Jones (WA) & Jennifer Allen (WV)
2017 Group Class Series 10 Weeks- Five per year
Build or BUST Invitationa Collaborative Work Weekend:: Elemental
Professional Development Monthly Series
Shakedown Online Exhibition: Salt and Pepper Shakers
Seattle Farm School: Chicken and Coop and Urban Farm Tour
Hosted Angela Cunningham as a visiting artist (MA)
2016 Group Class Series 10 Weeks - Fall
Build or BUST Invitationa Collaborative Work Weekend: Teapots!
Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
2015 Build or BUST Invitational Collaborative Work Weekend: Figure Sculpting
Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
2014 Washington Clay Arts Association Annual Summer Gathering Host

2018 Art in the Pearl- Portland, Oregon
Whidbey Working Artist Studio Tour- Coupeville, Washington
Bellevue Art Museum ArtsFair- Bellevue, Washington
Objective Clay Booth, NCECA Expo, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 The Art School at Old Church 43
rd Invitational Pottery Sale, Demarest, New Jersey
Objective Clay Booth, NCECA Expo, Portland, OR
West Side Artists Studio Tour, Seattle, WA (co-founder)
2016 Objective Clay Booth, NCECA Expo, Kansas City, Missouri
The Art School at Old Church 42nd Invitational Pottery Sale, Demarest, New Jersey
Bellevue Art Museum ArtsFair- Bellevue, Washington
Whidbey Working Artist Studio Tour- Coupeville, Washington
Seattle Sampling Studio Tour- Seattle, Washington
2015 Objective Clay Booth, NCECA Expo, Providence, Rhode Island
Bellevue Art Museum ArtsFair- Bellevue, Washington
Art in the Pearl- Portland, Oregon
Whidbey Working Artist Studio Tour- Coupeville, Washington
Seattle Sampling Studio Tour- Seattle, Washington
2014 Bellevue Art Museum ArtsFair- Bellevue, Washington
Whidbey Working Artist Studio Tour- Coupeville, Washington
Seattle Sampling Studio Tour, Seattle, Washington
2013 Art of the Pot- Austin, Texas
Dallas Pottery Invitational- Dallas, Texas
Art in the Pearl- Portland, Oregon
Seattle Sampling Studio Tour, Seattle Sampling
2011 The Art School at Old Church 37th Annual Invitational- Demarest, New Jersey
2010 Dallas Clay Pottery Invitational- Dallas TX
2009 The Art School at Old Church 35th Annual Invitational- Demarest, New Jersey

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery- Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bellevue Art Museum Store- Bellevue, Washington
Bunnell Street Gallery- Homer, Alaska
Charlie Cummings Gallery- Gainesville, Florida
Eutectic- Portland, Oregon
MUSEO- Coupeville, Whidbey Island
Northern Clay Center- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Radius Gallery- Missoula, Montana
Red Lodge Gallery- Red Lodge, Montana
Seattle Art Museum Shop- Seattle, Washington
Society for Contemporary Craft- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Archie Bray Foundation- Helena, Montana
Gonzaga University- Spokane, Washington
The Mary and Bruno Moser Ceramic Collection
Kamm Teapot Foundation- Sparta, North Carolina, http://kammteapotfoundation.org
Philadelphia Clay Studio- Philadelphia, Clay Studio
Pottery Northwest- Seattle, WA
Ron Gallas Cup Library- http://stolaf.edu/art/cups/
Rosenfield Collection- Dallas Texas, http://rosenfieldcollection.com/
San Angelo Museum of Art- San Angelo, Texas
Washington State Arts Collection- ArtsWA, Peninsula College, Port Angles, Washington

2018 Lin, Chelsea, “Babirusa Welcomes a New Chef”, Seattle Magazine, May 30th
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Schwartzkopf, Deborah, “Waste into Want”, Ceramics Monthly, May/June
Schwartzkopf, Deborah, “Build or BUST!”, Ceramics Monthly, January
2017 Rosenberg, Gigi, “Use Social Media to Inspire Your Art”, Professional Artist Magazine, June/ July
Oesterritter, Lindsay, The Object of Objective Clay, Ceramics Monthly, February, by Joe Molinaro
Carter, Ben, Episode #167: “Oesterritter, Peltzman, Allen, and Schwartzkopf on Objective Clay”,
Red Clay Rambler Podcast, January
2016 Carter, Ben, Episode #159: “Deb Schwartzkopf- On Cultivating the Perfect Studio Space”
Red Clay Rambler Podcast
KC Studio, Clay for All, March/ April Vol VIII Issue 2
Seattle Magazine, Shelter, May, Pg 61
Island Arts, In the Gallery, October
2015 Carter, Ben, #140. ”Allen, Godfrey, & Schwartzkopf- Emergence of the Online Pot”
Red Clay Rambler: Episode
Hanus, Julie, “Let it Grow”, American Craft, Cover & pgs 48-57
Jones, Bill, Throwing Techniques, Ceramic Arts Handbook Series, pgs 78-83
Schwartzkopf, Deb, “A Sauce Boat with Simple Seams”, Pottery Making Illustrated,, pgs 40-43
Bartolovic, Frederick, Complete Guide to Electric Kiln Ceramics
Schwartzkopf, Deb, “Studio Visit”, Ceramics Monthly, March
Schwartzkopf, Deb, “Dramatic Darting”, Pottery Making Illustrated, February
2014 Britt, John, The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, Lark Books
Hulch, Kevin, Device Application- American iPottery
Maestretti, Danielle, “Deborah Schwartzkopf’s Shapely Ceramics”, American Craft Council Blog,
500 Teapots Volume II, Lark Books, pgs 161, 380
2013 Jennifer Allen’s Blog- Potter of the Month
Schwartzkopf, Deborah, “Kaleidoscope Lines, Covered Jars”, Pottery Making Illustrated,, May/June
2012 Deborah Schwartzkopf and Fong Choo, Fusion, Vol 36, No 1, Pgs 10,11, & 25
College of Arts and Architecture of Penn State News
Schwartzkopf, Deb, “Just Dessert”, Pottery Making Illustrated,Jan/ Feb Issue
2011 “Pieces and Parts: Compex Forms from Handbuilt and Wheel thrown Parts”
Full Length Educational DVD produced by Ceramic Arts Daily
Schwartzkopf, Deb, “Emotions and Communication in Form”, NCECA Journal, Volume 32, Pg 30 & 132
Green and Gold News University of Alaska Anchorage, “Alumni Profile: Deborah Schwartzkopf”
Lin, Chelsea, “The Confectioner” Seattle Weekly Blog, May, 25th
Idaho Mountain Express “Meet a Master of Clay”, June 8th, Pg C1
2010 Hatch, Molly, “Deborah Schwartzkopf: Full Circle”, Ceramics Monthly, February
Schwartzkopf, Deb, “For the Birds”, Pottery Making Illustrated, Feb/ March
2006 Schwartzkopf, Deb, “Color in Counterpoint”, Studio Potter, December 2006, Pg 68
Post, Melissa, “Blossoming Geometries”, Ceramic Excellence: Archie Bray Foundation, 2005-06, pgs 1-2
Ceramics Monthly, Aug/ Sept 2006, “A Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration”,
The Archie Bray and the Jentel Foundation Residency”, pg 39-41
Ceramics Monthly, May 2006, “Emerging Artist”
Clay Times, April 2006, “The Gallery” pg. 60
Ceramics Monthly, February 2006, “Up Front” pg 20.
2003 500 Cups: Lark Books

Art Axis https://artaxis.org/
Access Ceramics http://www.accessceramics.org/
My Community Map Database: https://www.mycommunitymap.org/
Washington Clay Arts Association Member- 2011-Present
iCan Gold Subscriptions 2018/ Potters Council- 2012-2015
NCECA (National Council for Education on the Ceramic Arts) Attendance 2000-2018
Figurative Symposium- 2008, Skælskør, Denmark hosted at Guldagergaard
Utilitarian Clay Convention- 2004 (attendance), 2012 (presenter), 2016 (attendance),
Gatlinburg, Tennessee hosted at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Northwest Designer Craftsman 2015-Present
Seattle Made 2014-Present

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